Lawmakers are working on a $60 million plan to provide credit assistance to businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate banking on Friday recommended a proposal redirecting idle money from a loan program established more than a decade ago to help build new housing during the great recession.
The proposal would take money the Legislature allocated for the program in 2008 and use it to offer low-interest loans to struggling businesses.
The housing program has only been used about a dozen times since 2008 and there are no outstanding loans, which gives the Legislature a pot of money . . .